Bliss launches new video call support service for families

2 June 2020

Bliss has launched a new, video call support service for anyone with a baby on the neonatal unit or who has recently been discharged. This includes grandparents and other family members. 

New Members to join BAPM Executive Committee

12 May 2020

There are three new members joining the BAPM Executive Committee from June 2020.

BWH fundraise in memory of Dr Vishna Rasiah

5 May 2020

Birmingham Women's Hospital (BWH) Neonatal Department are fundraising for the Neonatal Unit in memory of Dr Vishna Rasiah.

BPSU asks for help to build complete UK data picture of neonatal complications of COVID-19

15 April 2020

The BPSU team have written to paediatricians and neonatologists asking them to make sure they report all cases meeting the case definition of neonatal complications of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to the BPSU in the first instance to ensure complete UK data collection. National BPSU data will be shared internationally.

NCMD requests COVID-19 data

30 March 2020

The National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) have issued a statement asking that clinicians in England inform them within 48 hours of any child death potentially involving COVID-19.

COVID 19 - Guidance for paediatric services

13 March 2020

BAPM, RCPCH and BACCH have released guidance for paediatric services which includes recommendations for those working in neonatal settings.

New BAPM Framework on Difficult Airway Open for Consultation

3 March 2020

A new BAPM Framework for Practice on Management of Difficult Airway in the Neonate is now open for consultation.

BAPM Issues updated statement on FMC Sponsorship

3 March 2020

BAPM have issued an updated statement on sponsorship by companies manufacturing formula milk.

BAPM Needs Data and Nursing & Midwifery Reps

27 February 2020

BAPM is advertising the following vacancies on the Executive Committee:

BAPM Gopi Menon Awards 2020 now open for entries

18 February 2020

The application process for the 2020 BAPM Gopi Menon Awards is now open. The awards celebrate excellence and those making a difference in perinatal care, particularly smaller scale or individually led projects or examples of local and regional excellence. The categories for 2020 are:

BAPM Awards Renamed after Gopi Menon

18 February 2020

From 2020 the BAPM Awards will be known as the 'BAPM Gopi Menon Awards' in memory of BAPM’s former President. 

BANNFU Becomes BAPM Special Interest Group

18 February 2020

The British Association for Neonatal Neurodevelopmental Follow-up (BANNFU) has become BAPM's first Special Interest Group (SIG). BANNFU is a multidisciplinary group which exists to improve the long term outcomes of all babies that have had neonatal care by disseminating best practice and improving care.

BAPM citations available for CEA awards

13 February 2020

The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) accept applications for new national awards from consultants and academic GPs working for the NHS in England and Wales and for renewed awards from those due to renew their award in 2020. The application period for 2020 will be open on 13 March.

Safety incident reported with twist off caps

5 February 2020

NHS England and NHS Improvement Patient Safety have received information on the risk of ‘twist off caps’ from oral sucrose vials inadvertently falling into infants’ mouths causing a choking hazard.

Contribute to BAPM's response to Signs of Life Consultation

22 January 2020

The MBRRACE-UK Signs of Life working group has launched a consultation relating to the development of UK guidance to support health professionals in the assessment of signs of life for spontaneous births before 24+0 weeks of gestational age where active survival-focused care is not appropriate.

PARCA-R Manual sent to all Neonatal Units

13 December 2019

This week (13 December 2019), Samantha Johnson and colleagues have mailed out a complimentary copy of the new PARCA-R (Parent Report of Children’s Abilities-Revised) manual to every neonatal unit in the UK. 

Neonatal Transformation Review Report Published

13 December 2019

NHS England and NHS Improvement have published a report 'Implementing the Recommendations of the Neonatal Critical Care Transformation Review.' This action plan to implement the recommendations of the Neonatal Critical Care Transformation Review sets out how the NHS will further improve neonatal care with the support of funding set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.

NNAP 2019 Report published

13 December 2019

The National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) have published their Annual Report 2019 on 2018 data. The report highlights the key findings and recommendations from the analysis of the data provided by neonatal units on the admissions of babies for neonatal care in England, Scotland and Wales in 2018.

Changes to Neonatal Platelet Packs

13 December 2019

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) would like to draw clinicians’ attention to an improvement in the quality of platelets for neonatal transfusion.

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